Permaculture for Youth and Child Educators

Spiral Ridge Permaculture - Summertown, Tennessee

Permaculture is the conscious creation of a regenerative system that reflects the inherent balance, stability, and harmony of nature. Education should be the same. This course applies permaculture

Permaculture class for children, shiitake mushroom logs Shiitake log inspection principles and design to popular and alternative educational models. It offers a wide range of learners and teachers an opportunity to explore new possibilities and practice new skills. It supports the shift towards regenerative learning and living, the recognition that each are inextricably connected in the practice of life.

This course is designed for parents and teachers of children ranging in age from early childhood to high school who desire to integrate these principles into the classroom and beyond. Some of the time will be working together as a large group, and other times we will hold break-out groups focused on early childhood, grade school, middle school and high school

Many hands-on and experiential aspects will be integrated into the course, modeling and practicing these and related topics:

Application of PC Principles to Teaching

Nature-based Games & Activities

Classroom Management


Strategic Community Building

Curriculum & Site Design

Creating Garden Classrooms

Forest & Garden-Based Learning

Education Through Movement & Exploration

Each day will include a morning circle, engaging lectures, activities and workshops. The last day of the course is a â?œSkill Share for Childrenâ?™ during which we open our site to the public and each student will present an activity as a final project for the course. You will receive instructor and peer evaluations and will be issued a certificate by Learning Gardens Institute. You must have a Permaculture Design Certificate in order to receive the Advanced Teacher Training Certificate. All others will receive a certificate of completion.

Start Date: Jul 7, 2014
End Date:Jul 12, 2014
Organized by:Spiral Ridge Permaculture
Address: 444 Walker Rd.
Summertown, TN 38483
Phone:(931) 231-4099
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